Success in Vice-Chancellor’s Awards - 2024

Success in Vice-Chancellor’s Awards - 2024


We are thrilled to announce that the project involving Weston Struwe has won the Vice-Chancellor's Award in the Community Partnership category! This accolade recognises colleagues who have collaborated to make a positive impact locally, nationally, or globally.


Photo of the winning team with the VC Irene Tracy


Supporting young people from African families in accessing science capital – History of Science Museum and Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS) scientists  

This collaboration saw colleagues from a number of University departments working with community group African Families in the UK to support young people of African and black Caribbean heritage to enjoy science and build cultural connections. Based in Blackbird Leys, one of the 20% most deprived wards in the country, the project included a programme of events and workshops at the History of Science Museum, the University’s science facilities, and other sites – helping those from migrant families to develop and build confidence and self-esteem, and bring them closer to the scientific community. 

Find out more here: Supporting Minority Youth & Women | AFiUK


Many Congratulations to the team including Associate Professor Weston Struwe (Kavli INsD & Department of Biochemistry)!

*Photo credit to John Cairns